Acts 1:8 (NIV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Two of our children were confirmed in the Holy Spirit. It is a privilege and a joy to prepare our children for the sacraments. Our parish is generous with the homeschooling families, allowing us some flexibility in our preparations. Dominic and Maria were a joy to prepare together.
Pier Giorgio Frassati, be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
(His Excellency only allowed one camera, no flash, so I was very glad to have this picture! Blurry is better than none!!)
Cecilia, be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
This year we are baking a few of our regular treats and trying some new grain free, sugar free recipes to keep Kevin and me on plan over Christmas. Our regular treats are: snickerdoodles (because the younger kids love them and can do them by mostly themselves), buckeyes (because... well, yum), gingerbread for St. Nicholas Day, and traditional fruitcake (because my husband asked). Also whatever is gifted into the house.
I baked a cake and two pumpkin silk pies, chocolate cookies, fudge, cranberry wassail, eggnog, cranberry sauce (I did both,regular and sugar free), low carb sourdough for the stuffing, and keto rolls. All on plan for Kevin and I, good for the children, and, so far everything tastes very good!
I can't imagine not baking for Christmas so I'm grateful to be able to bake and cook food that is actually nourishing, and also celebratory!
... at the END of October? ...in freezing northern Michigan? St. A's kids.
St. Augustine's first ever outdoor trip. Led by Monica and Inshal and company. Dominic couldn't go as he had other commitments than weekend, but Regina and Maria went with the girls group. It was a resounding success, with the participants asking when the next outdoor trip will be!
For the first time in 10 years we have only THREE children in St. Augustine's Homeschool Enrichment Program! It was a beautiful first day. Regina ~ Upper III (high school junior), Dominic ~ Upper I (high school freshmen), Maria ~ Middle I (7th grade)